The Queen’s New Frontier
14-18 Sep; Library Rentemestervej, Cph NV; DKK 160
Copenhagen Theater Circle presents its original play ‘The Queen’s New Frontier’ by long-standing member Alun Thomas – a satire set in Ireland as post-Brexit reality begins to set in. (BV)
Aug 19; Fælledparken, Cph Ø
This pop-up event is hosted by Culture and Leisure Østerbro. The event is perfect for anyone interested in electronic music as well as funk, disco and house music. (BV)
21 Sep; Wallmans Circus building, Jernbanegade 8, Cph K
Wallmans premieres his new dinner show in central Copenhagen. The performance is a celebration of life and togetherness. It is hosted by Megan Moore as well as a live band playing music from the 1920s to the present. (BV)
LGBT history walking tour
August 21, 1:00 p.m.; Rainbow Square, Cph K; DKK 90
On the last day of Copenhagen Pride Week, you can learn about the Danish capital’s LGBT history on a walking tour.
August 24 onwards, every Wednesday; Statens Museum for Art, Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K
On Wednesdays, SMK is open until 20.00, before you can have a guided tour and enjoy different art experiences, mostly inspired by the exhibition ‘Henri Matisse: The Red Studio’. (BV)
Copenhagen Opera Festival
19-27 Aug; operafestival.dk
An experience for the whole family, the Copenhagen Opera Festival celebrates both classics and newly written works that can be enjoyed by all. (BV)
Summer concerts at the Glyptoteket
Sundays at 12:00; Dantes Plads 7, Cph K; DKK 180
Enjoy a concert at the museum surrounded by beautiful works of art and artifacts. The price of a ticket to the concert also gives you access to the museum for a whole day, so you can explore the rest of the museum before or after the concert. (BV)
ongoing, ends September 4; Art association GL Strand, Gammel Strand 48, Cph K; DKK 90
South African photographer Zanele Muholi presents the stories of black lesbian, gay, intersex and trans life in South Africa through images. Enjoy a collection of more than 100 photographs celebrating Muholi’s career and work as a visual activist. (BV)
Comedy Stop Copenhagen
1-3 Sep; Bremen Theatre, Avenue-T and DR Koncerthuset, DKK 150
A number of comedians including Katherine Ryan, Nigel Ng, Jenny Bede and Sean McLoughlin. The event is held to showcase the biggest comedy stars of the future. (BV)
25 Aug; Globe Irish Pub, Nørregade 43-45, Cph K; DKK 50 per person to enter
The game night is underway at this tavern on Nørregade! The winners get DKK 1,200, and there are also plenty of spot prizes. (MB)
Madland Food Festival
18 Aug-9 October; various venues in Copenhagen; madland.dk
This sustainability-focused food festival is perfect for foodies and allows you to taste different types of food from sustainable origins. The festival also offers film experiences and a harvest festival. (BV)
Graven’s Edge Quiz
30 Aug; Søndre Fasanvej 24, Frederiksberg; entrance fee 30kr
A maximum of four per team, that’s 1,000 kroner for the winners and a case of beer for the second. Two rounds of beer, and a shot at last place!
Sand sculpture festival
ongoing, ends August 31, daily from 10:00; Kajgaden 7, Hundested; sandskulptur.dk
Local and international sand sculptors, including several world champions, will display their biodegradable masterpieces.
Gasoline Grill American State Fair
27 Aug; Carlsberg Byen, Ny Carlsberg Vej 140, Frederiksberg
Hosted by popular burger chain Gasoline Grill, the fair will include various American chefs cooking and serving drinks and food. People can come and enjoy the food along with some live jazz music. (BV)
25-27 Aug; Refhaløen; Cpl K
Karrusel, Copenhagen Distortion’s sister festival, returns to Refshaløen for three days of house, techno and disco, riding a vintage carousel. The artists include Amalie Lens, DJ Seinfeld, Folamour, Nastia and Partiboi69. (BV)
Tivoli ‘Dog Day’
Aug 21; Tivoli, Cph V
Take your dog to Tivoli on ‘Dog Day’ and meet other dog owners. The event is organized by the Danish Kennel Club, and the club’s members and volunteers will be present to answer any questions. (BV)
Street Food by the lakes
18-21 Aug; Peblinge Dossering, Cph N; free admin
This is part of the Copenhagen Food festival and gives you the opportunity to meet with your friends and family to sit and eat around the lakes in Copenhagen. It will finally be held after being closed for two years. (BV)
Trygfonden Copenhagen Swim
26-27 Aug; Black Diamond, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K
Swim around the canals around Christiansborg, either as an individual (1,000 or 2,000) or in a relay (down to 500 metres). (BV)
Last day on Bakken
31 Aug; Dyrehavevej 62; free admin, driver’s license: DKK 299
The oldest amusement park in the world closes its summer season at the end of August. (BV)
19-28 Aug; different venues
Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival gives you the opportunity to explore and taste different dishes from different countries, as well as learn how to cook at some of the many cooking workshops. (BV)
27-28 Aug; Ørestads Blvd 55, Cph K; free admin
To celebrate the city’s culture in Copenhagen’s harbor with several different events, Kulturhavn Festival is something that everyone in the family can take part in. (BV)
Classic on the Kissetrappen
August 18, 5:00 p.m.; The Royal Chapel, Sankt Annæ Pl 31; free admin
Fans of classical music will appreciate this event, as some of Denmark’s greatest classical musicians come together to perform on a floating stage. (BV)
Unheard of Festival
18-20 Aug; Enghavevej 80, Cph V; DKK 195-395.billetto.dk
Are you interested in finding new music to listen to or curious about next year’s breakthrough? (BV)
19-20 Aug; The harbor front at Nordhavn; DKK 135, ticketmaster.dk
Interested in a day or two on the waterfront and watching sailing up close? This event gives you the opportunity to watch the race from right on the water in Copenhagen. (BV)
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m.; Kennedy’s Irish Bar, Gammel Kongevej 23, Cph V
The quiz night at Kennedy’s Irish Bar includes raffles, cash prizes and rounds of drinks.
ongoing, ends Aug 20; various venues; free admin
Copenhagen Pride is back with events all over the city. (BV)
25-28 Aug; Vestergade, Tønder; festival pass: DKK 1,720, one-day tickets DKK 620-1,020; tf.dk
Tønder offers some of the best traditional and modern folk music in Europe. This year’s line-up includes acclaimed artists from the US, Ireland, UK, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. Among them are Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Madrugada and 9Bach. (SO)
Operation in English
August 27 at 13:00; Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; DKK 135, under 12 DKK 60, kglteater.dk
Experience the Opera’s beautiful foyer with its clean lines, Olafur Eliasson’s light sculptures and the view of Copenhagen Harbor that embraces the shiny maple shell around the Main Stage. There are also weekly tours of Gamle Scene on 21 and 28 August at 11.00.
Science and cocktails
Aug 26; The concert hall, DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Boulevard 13, Cph S; DKK 145-195, drkoncerthuset.dk
Professor David Montgomery is an expert in geomorphology. Join him as he explores ‘What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Country and Reclaim Our Health’.
ends August 28; Ved Stranden 26, Cph K; DKK 175, ticketmaster.dk
The Copenhagen Jazz Cruise allows you to listen to great music while on the water, and for anyone new to Copenhagen, this is a perfect way to experience the sights of the city while sailing through the canals.
Proper British afternoon tea
28 Aug; Kogebogeriet, Guldbergsgade 10, Cph N
If you’re looking for an authentic British afternoon tea, Kogebogeriet is the place to go. Enjoy a menu that includes roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, freshly baked scones and clotted cream, along with unlimited tea.
Copenhagen Pride Parade
Aug 20; Frederiksberg Town Hall Square
Take part in this year’s parade around Copenhagen, where you celebrate Pride. (BV)
Animal photographer of the year
ends August 28; Denmark’s Natural History Museum, Øster Voldgade 5-7, Cph K, DKK 105
This annual exhibition showcases the 100 best wildlife photos.
every Sun 07:00-14:00; Bregnegårdsvej, Gentofte
Gentofte Market, which takes place every Sunday, is a great place to go for a weekend shopping spree for antique or vintage items.
Nørrebro Flea Market
every Sat 09:00-17:00; Nørrebrogade, Cph N
Nørrebro Loppemarked is a local flea market with several different dealers and is a particularly good place to buy used clothes.
20 & 27 Aug; various venues in Copenhagen; strm.dk
Why have a festival over three days when you can do it over three weeks, reasons Strøm Festival ahead of the launch of a new format spread over three Saturdays in August. By presenting some of the best selections of electronic and alternative music, this will strengthen the electronic music scene in Copenhagen. Including a number of free concerts in public areas in the capital. (SO)
18-21 Aug; Castle loop, Bornholm; festival pass: DKK 1,120, one-day tickets: DKK 525-625; wonderfestiwall.dk
Enjoy the last days of summer at WonderFestiwall in the middle of the exquisite nature on the popular holiday island of Bornholm. With 33 concerts in three days, the festival will present some of Denmark’s best-known artists, including Branco, SpleenUnited and Mina Okabe. (SO)
Copenhagen Summer Festival
ends August 18; Charlotte Festsal, Kgs Nytorv, Cph K; DKK 160
This classical music festival for aspiring musicians reveals the musical talent of the younger generation.
Source: The Nordic Page